It was a blustery, rain night for the March 2nd First Friday in Sarnia’s Downtown Cultural District. Despite the inclement weather, the fans of First Friday were
out ‘n’ about and making Cheeky Monkey a priority spot to stop at. The reason for that was the local band Soul Patch and the photographic artwork of Pierre Houle.
This was not the first time Soul Patch has performed at Cheeky Monkey and we’re pretty sure it will not be the last – at least we hope not. There was one difference in the band from previous performances. A new member in accomplished multi-instrumentalist Craig Seaward joined lead singer/guitarist/keyboard player Dwayne Cloes, electric and upright bass player
Dave Doyle and drummer Lyle Graham. Craig’s electric guitar added an extra dimension and energy to what are already excellent original songs.
It was certainly an appreciative audience that
Adorning the walls inside Cheeky Monkey, for the second month in a row is the photographic artwork of Pierre Houle. Since several of his pieces sold during February, he was able to add a few new pieces as well as utilize a third wall.
Pierre has a very keen eye for content of his favourite subject – landscapes.
His knowledge of computers compliments his photographic talent when it comes to editing. Using studied techniques, many of his pieces have a surreal other-world look to them. Others pieces are just perfectly shot photos of some of the most impressive local and Canadian landscape you could hope to find.
Pierre has made it easy and inexpensive to own his work. His photos are available framed and matted ready to hang on your wall, simply matted and you have it framed or in greeting card sizes complete with envelopes.
The show and sale will be at Cheeky Monkey until the end of March.
All except top photo in this blog are courtesy of Pierre Houle.